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Answering a Question or Two

Cold Poker Gang Novels…

Since the Insider’s Guide Writing Detective Fiction workshop started up today, and I had two questions today, one in the comments, one privately about which of my Cold Poker Gang novels should someone start with, I thought I would answer that question right here.

The Cold Poker Gang novels are detective novels. Retired Las Vegas Detectives solving cold cases. There are eight so far in the series, all stand alone, but more fun if you read them from the first book, Kill Game.

Here is a nifty short video about the series. I love this video. Really catches the series.

And you can get the reading order and all the information on the series at

WMG Publishing Inc Cold Poker Gang

There, I actually promoted some of my own books. Wow, the world has shifted. (grin)



Sunday the two May Insider’s Guide workshops started. The first live webinars for each will be this upcoming Sunday and they run for four weeks, with recorded videos and assignments every week and a webinar at the end of every week.

The webinars are basically me talking for an hour with you folks asking questions that I answer. It is live, but I am the only one on video. Everyone else is asking questions through a chat function.

These two are going to be great fun. And I am still laughing about the first assignment Kris came up with for the Writing Detective Fiction workshop.

— Insider’s Guide to Writing Serial Fiction (2,000 word parts of a novel) (Starts May 6th)
— Insider’s Guide to Writing Detective Fiction. (Starts May 6th)

$300 each, limited to ten writers plus lifetime subscribers. One time workshops. They will not be regular. Sorry.

(Lifetime Subscribers have access to them of course as well as all new courses going forward. And all workshops as well.)




These started on Tuesday and Wednesday, but still lots of time to jump in. First assignments are due for some on Sunday and others on Monday.

Sign up directly through Teachable or if you have a credit, write me directly to sign up. These workshops have just started. Still Time To Jump In!

Class #49… May 1st … Depth #3: Research
Class #50… May 1st … Author Voice
Class #51… May 1st … Dialog
Class #52… May 1st … Writing into the Dark
Class #53… May 1st … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #54… May 1st … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #55… May 2nd … Depth in Writing
Class #56… May 2nd … Business
Class #57… May 2nd … (open)
Class #58… May 2nd … (open)
Class #59… May 2nd … Novel Structure
Class #60… May 2nd … Writing Fantasy

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